Martha Louise Hunter, author of Painting Juliana, on tour June 2014

Posted By on May 30, 2014

Painting JulianaAbout Painting Juliana

• Hardcover: 362 pages
• Publisher: Goldminds Publishing, LLC (May 20, 2014)

A young girl’s terrifying nightmare, five mysterious oil paintings and a red, flaming firebird all carry the same message:

Stand still, look up and let the funnel cloud suck you up inside.

It’s the last thing Juliana Birdsong wants to hear.  Now a woman who’s losing everything, she’s still running from the dream, and it’s catching up fast. When her Alzheimer’s-stricken father’s canvases come to life exposing secrets, heartbreak and yearnings that mirror her own, Juliana discovers that some memories can be a blessing to forget.

Hit with devastating loss and betrayals, her old life stripped away, Juliana has no choice but to call on the person who’s never helped her before. Steering the chrome handlebars of a vintage motorcycle down a long, tapering highway, she must face her defining moment.  It’s the only way she’ll gain the strength and courage to begin painting Juliana.

Engaging and funny, heart-rending and profound. Painting Juliana is superb. -Joe Holley, Columnist, Houston Chronicle

Hunter is a first-rate writer with a lot to say in a voice that is new, vivid and exceptional. -Cindy Bonner – Author of Lily and Right from Wrong

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Martha Louise HunterAbout Martha Louise Hunter

Martha Louise Hunter has an English degree from the University of Texas. After writing magazine features, working in politics and owning homebuilding and interior design companies, she now has an estate jewelry collection, With four children between them, she and her husband, David live in Austin, Texas. This is her first novel.

Painting Juliana was awarded finalist in the Writers League of Texas Mainstream Fiction Contest.

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You can also keep up with her at her blog,

Martha’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, June 3rd: Broken Teepee

Thursday, June 5th: cupcake’s book cupboard

Monday, June 9th: Mom in Love With Fiction

Tuesday, June 10th: Wall-to-Wall Books

Wednesday, June 11th: Dwell in Possibility

Thursday, June 12th: A Bookish Affair

Friday, June 13th: Wall-to-Wall Books – author Q&A

Sunday, June 15th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews

Tuesday, June 17th: Bibliotica

Thursday, June 19th: Patricia’s Wisdom

Tuesday, June 24th: The Ludic Reader

Monday, June 30th: Karen’s Korner

Tuesday, September 30th: she treads softly

Friday, October 3rd: Kritters Ramblings

Tuesday, October 7th: Svetlana’s Reads and Views

Wednesday, October 8th: nightlyreading

Monday, October 13th: BoundbyWords

Thursday, October 16th: M. Denise C.

Monday, October 20th: The Road to Here

Tuesday, October 21st: 5 Minutes For Books


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